Mabel Jones Gabbott

Mabel Jones Gabbott (October 23, 1910 – February 13, 2004) was an American Latter-day Saint hymnwriter, and the author of the words to "Lord, Accept into Thy Kingdom," "In Humility Our Saviour" and "We Have Partaken of Thy Love," all now part of the 1985 LDS English hymnbook. Gabbott also wrote many hymns published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in its Primary Children's Songbook. These include "Did Jesus Really Live Again", "Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus", and "He Sent His Son". She has also written several works of poetry. Gabbott was born in Malad, Idaho. She served as a Mormon missionary in the Northwestern States Mission (primarily Washington and Oregon) where she met her husband Don Gabbott. Both he and her mission president, Preston Nibley, encouraged her to begin writing. Gabbott worked as a secretary to LeGrand Richards after her return from her mission in 1938. She later worked for The Children's Friend and The Improvement Era. She was on the General Church Music Committee from 1973 to 1975.

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Date of birth
October 23rd, 1910
Date of death
February 13th, 2004 at age of 93


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